LGBT Adoption & Fostering week

New Family Social – Fostering & Adoption week 6th-12th March 2023

Making decisions on your future is a challenge for everyone. What’s important to you that will bring you joy as you move into the next phase of your life? When you add in being from marginalised groups and without a ‘traditional’ path to follow, this can cause more doubt and confusion on where to turn next.

This week New Family Social, a specialist LGBTQIA+ Fostering and Adoption support agency are celebrating those in the community that choose fostering and adoption as a way to form their future. We wanted to join in and celebrate our own LGBTQIA+ Carers, whilst encouraging those that can, to consider fostering as a route to a future that champions self development, professionalism, love, fortitude and passion.

New Family Social – Adoption & Fostering week 6-12th March 2023

Read our LGBT Family Story from Mark and Rob here

Whilst adoption is an aim for many who identify as LGBTQIA+, permanence being the goal, it can be overlooked that within Fostering you can not only enjoy permanence in a long term fostering arrangement but you gain so much more.

  • On-going support from a dedicated social worker
  • Financial support
  • Training is a constant
  • Community
  • Events for all

You’re trained to advocate for a child in professional settings, you’re trained to cope with the difficulties of raising young people in the 21st Century and you’re trained in therapeutic approaches to parenting. Also gaining a huge network of highly experienced, like-minded carers and social workers who are there to share and be a bastion of support along the way.

As foster carers, you’re never left to figure it out for yourself.


Be it long term, an opportunity to develop your career prospects with purpose or to engage with therapeutic approaches to parenting, your goals are facilitated through choice. Matching carers and children is key and in order to ensure our carers have longevity and avoiding placement breakdowns that affect both carers and children alike, knowing what age brackets and types of placement ensures we prepare and support you as accurately as possible.

Want to scale into supporting young people on a longer term basis? We’ll partner you with a family to provide short-break care whilst your confidence develops.

Anxious about how you’re managing a young person in your care? We can arrange daily visits with your social worker who can be there for you.

Have absolutely no idea where to start or what to expect? We provide you with all the tools to make informed decisions, we will also arrange calls with our LGBTQIA+ carers who will give you an honest and relevant account of their experience working with us.

At The CFT, we see first hand the wealth of relevant experience that the LGBTQIA+ Community bring to young people who have suffered in their early lives. Being truly empathetic and nurturing whilst understanding how owning a space can be transformative is truly what being a foster parent is all about.

Be a facilitator of growth, whilst reinventing yourself.

Enquire today and become a CFT Foster Carer.

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